Dear Mark: Coffee and Cancer, Beef Cheeks, Paleo Pancakes

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For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a few questions from readers. First, what do I make of the news that coffee sellers in California are going to start putting “may cause cancer” warnings on their labels? Is there anything to the cancer and coffee claims? Next, why didn’t we include beef cheeks in the “cheap cuts” post last ...

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7 Ways to Stop Time

5 Ways to Show Your Partner You Care — Just by Being Mindful

Many of us have an iffy relationship with time. Largely, we resent it. Because when we’d rather time slow down, it seems to, almost on purpose, sprint and slip away from us. This is why many of us find ourselves desperately trying to outwit time. We invent and employ strategies to perform tasks faster. We sample all sorts of productivity ...

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What Are the Benefits of Hearts of Palm?

What Are the Benefits of Hearts of Palm?

By Dr. Mercola Even if you’re not a vegetarian, foods that pack a punch in the protein department often earn high marks for people savvy enough to manage their sources through something other than meat. One overlooked source is hearts of palm, which was cultivated and consumed at least as early as the ancient Mayans, who lived in Mesoamerica from ...

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Are you taking too much anti-inflammatory medication?

Are you taking too much anti-inflammatory medication?

Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling You might call them pain relievers. You might take them for back pain, headache, or arthritis. Your doctor calls them “NSAIDs,” which stands for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Whatever you call them and for whatever reason you take them, NSAIDs are among the most popular medications worldwide. In fact, estimates suggest that about 15% of the ...

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The Dangers of Acetaminophen

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Each week, around 23 percent of U.S. adults, or 52 million Americans, use a medication containing acetaminophen, according to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (1). The ubiquitous use of acetaminophen, both by itself and as a component of over-the-counter and prescribed medications, is a major public health issue. Acetaminophen is generally considered safe when taken as recommended, but the margin ...

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Fat Loss Rules: Grains and Weight Loss (A Twisted Relationship)

Fat Loss Rules: Grains and Weight Loss (A Twisted Relationship)

The book Wheat Belly revolved around a simple concept: proving that grains are the “magic bullet” cause of many problems, one of which is weight gain. There’s research, case studies, and even a few stats that look great on paper. There’s only one problem. The weight loss hypothesis and overstated claims aren’t accurate. Many people want to know how to lose ...

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Omega-3 Level Is the Best Predictor of Mortality

Omega-3 Level Is the Best Predictor of Mortality

By Dr. Mercola Omega-3 has once again been validated for its usefulness to not only lower your risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) but also your risk of all-cause mortality. Beyond that, the new research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, suggests measuring your omega-3 blood level may be a better predictor of your risk of death than your serum ...

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Heavy Metals and Behavioral Disorders in Children

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Behavioral disorders: A pandemic disabling our children It is normal for children to be energetic and occasionally distracted, upset, or argumentative. However, when these behaviors become disruptive and cause harm to the child or others, a diagnosis of a behavioral disorder may be made. Recent research indicates that one in six children in the United States is afflicted with developmental ...

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Good Protein Bars, Decoded: 5 Signs a Bar is Worth Eating

Good Protein Bars, Decoded: 5 Signs a Bar is Worth Eating

Here’s the first thing you need to know when you go browsing the health bar aisle looking for options that are actually good for you: Not all protein bars are created equal. And — if we’re being blunt — most bars that are labeled as being “healthy” have more in common with a candy bar than a handful of kale ...

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How to Protect Your Relationship from Online Infidelity

How to Protect Your Relationship from Online Infidelity

Why is online infidelity so common? Unlimited opportunities for connection, the appeal of online communication, and the ease of anonymity. I explained this in my last article on online infidelity. So the next question that must be asked is what can you do to prevent your relationship from falling victim to online infidelity? The truth is that it depends. There is no ...

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